Father faces son's coworker, accused killer in bond court

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Emotions spilled forth as the father of a stabbing victim faces the man accused of stabbing him appears in bond court. The victim's father was so overtaken with emotion he had to be removed from the courtroom.

Mount Pleasant Police arrested 33-year-old Dennis Cervantes Pavon for the murder of his construction coworker 28-year-old Raymond Muniz at the Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre on Wednesday.

After a 22-hour manhunt that ended on Isle of Palms on Thursday, Pavon faced a bond court judge on Friday morning in North Charleston.

In court, Pavon walked into his hearing showing no emotion.

That was not the case for family and friends of Muniz. More than one of Muniz's family members ran out of the courtroom, overwhelmed with emotion.

"I understand the pain but I will not have these outbursts," said Judge Linda Lombard in court on Friday.

With the assistance of an English speaking translator, Honduran native Pavon asked the Judge for a lawyer.

"I need an attorney because things are not like this - this is not what happened," Pavon said.

Pavon also told the Judge he lives in Richmond, Va., but did not know his address because he just moved. Pavon said he worked in construction at the mall for the last three weeks.

Pavon was denied bond by Judge Lombard and is being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston.